New details of death of Yemenis under torture in UAE-run prisons

The UAE and Saudi Arabia supervise the torture of dozens of civilians who were arrested during security operations under the pretext of fighting al-Qaeda in Hadramout province.

Coalition-backed security forces in Hadramout provinces have arbitrarily detained and forcibly disappeared dozens of civilians under the supervision of the Arab coalition “the Emirates and Saudi Arabia” for more than four years, SAM Organization for Rights and Liberties said on Saturday.

The organization confirmed, in a report, that the UAE and Saudi Arabia supervise the torture of dozens of civilians who were arrested during security operations under the pretext of fighting al-Qaeda in Hadramout province.

According to the report, the detainees had been transferred to Mukalla Central Prison “Al Munawarah” pending their trial, but they were not brought to court, while the families of some detainees reported that their relatives were transferred to Dhahban Prison in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

SAM Organization documented more than 15 cases, including two children, who were arbitrarily detained and/or enforced disappearance in the city of Sayoun during the year 2016, after military units of the First District forces supported by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia arrested and detained them in Al-Teen prison in Sayoun before transfer them to Mukalla prison.